In a world inundated with Internet users who are snapping “selfies” all day, the natural, altruistic human has taken an evident hit. We will notice we are surrounded by countless ways to help others when we look beyond ourselves. With more than 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the US, the various opportunities to give back to the community are limitless.
At times we may feel the need to “eat, pray and love” in a year-long pilgrimage to regain passion in our lives. But shifting our view of our daily do's can bring a level of passion to our lives we may not have realized.
ROCHESTER, New York — The solar system had a “close call” with a dim star about 70,000 years ago, according to a new study.
Residential architecture is more than just making a house look pretty. Function is a critical feature of any home and must be given equal or even greater billing than aesthetics.
Ever since author Ransom Riggs was a child, he has loved collecting things. At first, it was baseball cards. Now an adult, he collects peculiar vintage photos, which he began accumulating about five years ago.
PASADENA, Calif. — Researchers are closer than ever to seeing the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres.
Real estate professionals say it time and time again: Curb appeal (or the lack thereof) can make or break a deal. They say potential buyers form their opinions about a given property within the first 15 seconds of viewing a house. Whether you are selling your house or not, curb appeal is important and can be a source of pride and satisfaction for a homeowner.
PITTSBURGH — A 500-pound meteor put on a show early Tuesday morning.
The discovery of an unusually large, hazy plume on Mars by amateur astronomers is now puzzling the experts.
Light is a powerful force in the universe.
"EXILE," by G.G. Vandagriff, The Orson Whitney Press, $12.99, 311 pages (f)
There are places that are holy in American history. There is Gettysburg and Shiloh. Lexington and Concord are places where our country began. Ground Zero in Manhattan and a field in Pennsylvania need no explanation. To this list, Americans need to add Selma, Alabama.
ITHACA, New York — Dust from supernova explosions survives to serve as "seed material" for new planets, according to a new study.
The outdoor entertaining season is almost here. Even with the occasional spring showers, the pleasant weather lately is practically begging us to take dinner parties outside. It is hard to imagine spring and summer without a little outdoor cooking.
EAST STUNTINGTON — When you think of something gracefully cutting through the sky, you might think of an eagle, the Blue Angels or maybe even Superman.
AUSTIN, Texas — Amateur astronomers can help NASA “protect the planet” by becoming an asteroid data hunter.
Josh loved to play soccer. While normally a quiet nine-year-old, his competitive nature came out in full force when he hit the field. During a regular season game, he collided with an opposing player on the field. Despite the concerns of his coach, he insisted on staying in the game.
"THE COTTAGE PARK PUZZLE," by Richard M. Siddoway, Sweetwater Books, $14.99, 199 pages (f)
"MORIARTY," by Anthony Horowitz, Harper, $26.99, 304 pages (f)
Oh, spring. It’s a time of hope and renewal. A time of brilliance, birds, buds and bulbs. Spring is the time when you can get out, meet your neighbors again, feel the breeze and listen to the birds sing.
Raul Lemesoff is so dedicated to the power of knowledge, he’s declared an all-out war on the presence of ignorance. His secret weapon? A 1979 Ford Falcon that he’s converted into a traveling library-tank. He calls it the Arma de Instruccion Masiva, or, Weapon of Mass Instruction.
NEW MEXICO — Far away from Earth, the ongoing collision of dense galaxy clusters is creating a stunning show of radio waves.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A gorgeous image of a young star framed by a reflection nebula was recently captured by the Hubble Telescope.